Pencil in March 21 for Kelly Clarkson at the Q

Kelly Clarkson is embarking on a journey to find the meaning of life, and it will bring her to Cleveland.

Well, in truth, the first winner of “American Idol” — way back in 2002(!) — and current pop star is going on what’s billed as the “Meaning of Life” Tour, and it includes a date at Quicken Loans Arena on March 21.

And, to further explain what’s actually going on, this tour is in support of Clarkson’s eighth studio album, “Meaning of Life,” released in October.

“‘Meaning of Life’ is the album I always wanted to make and I am so excited to finally be able to tour it,“ says Clarkson, in a news release from Bohlsen Group. “Even while recording it, I couldn’t wait for people to experience the music live, to not only hear it, but feel it. It has taken almost a year of planning, and I can’t wait to see y’all on the road!”

More on the album from the release:

“Meaning of Life” is the album Kelly Clarkson was destined to make with Atlantic Records, a collection of smart and sensual soul-inspired pop that immediately belongs among the legendary label’s classic canon. Released to critical acclaim, Newsday praised “Meaning of Life” as “the best album of her career,” while People called it “an impeccable blast of retro R&B.” The Associated Press described the album as “the sound of freedom,” with The New York Times concurring that “her voice is as big as ever.” “Meaning of Life” features GRAMMY-nominated first single “Love So Soft” and the show-stopping ballad “I Don’t Think About You” – both of which have become live show staples alongside Clarkson’s extensive catalog of hits.

Kelsea Ballerini and Brynn Cartelli are listed at the support acts.

Get more info and tickets from this page from The Q.

Stream of the week: OK, so when “Bringsteen on Broadway” — Bruce Springsteen’s one-man Broadway show in which he walks an audience through his career and songs — popped up in the new-release section of Apple Music on Dec. 14, I thought I would devour it. But after enjoying about a third, I decided I should stop and watch the companion Netflix documentary first, which I haven’t found time to do yet. But from what I’ve heard so far, you can see why this show received great reviews — and why people paid good money to catch it. Check out the trailer for the documentary for a taste.


Mark Meszoros predicts he will keep saving “Springsteen on Broadway” for the perfect night … until he totally forgets about it. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros. Top image credit: Associated Press.

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